I hope to be able to use my boat to go catfishing more in 2019 than I have the past two years. Right now the Ohio River is not fish able again, as it was too many times in 2018. Should the Ohio repeat the conditions again this season, then I will become a lake fisherman.
My local lakes are on the small size so the use of shad is NOT allowed. I will try using catalpa worms next summer if I can find them. There are only a few catalpa trees in my city and I’m not sure if they will have worms on them. I am considering driving to the larger lakes to use my boat. I will have to contact some local folks to help me catfish in those lakes. Hopefully I will be able to have them go out in my boat to harvest some cats for the freezer.
Should the Ohio get into good fishing shape then I would like to try my hand at fishing a local catfish tournament. My big concern is I am not sure my live well is big enough to hold a couple of 15 pound catfish. I do know if 2019 turns out as bad as catching catfish as 2018 then I will be getting rid of my boat. Then I’ll just fish from a few spots I can find along the bank of the Ohio and the local lakes.
I want to wish everyone a healthy NEW YEAR and TIGHT LINES.
Author of KINDLE E-BOOKS ROD BENDING CATFISH & SHOP TO SAVE
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